Unique Places to Stay in Madrid

Madrid is a colorful and bustling city, with lots going on in every barrio. This liveliness of the streets is reflected in the variety of accommodation options that the Madrileños have to offer. Below, you’ll find everything from cozy apartments to styled hotels.

Scroll down to find the perfect match for your exciting stay in the center of Spain. These spots are the best of what’s available, all with enjoyable amenities like rooftop bars and exterior balconies.

Downtown Penthouse


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This amazing Airbnb is located in Malasaña, which is one of the best neighborhoods to stay in. The penthouse features a large terrace, stunning views, and a dreamy sleeping set up.

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Surprisingly, the apartment is affordable, with an average nightly price of less than 200 euros. Additionally, there’s more than one bed, so you and your friends or family can enjoy the apartment’s magical feel together.

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These three photos don’t even do this place justice. Make sure to visit Airbnb’s website to see the full gallery. You’ll want to book immediately. Everything from the blue-tiled bathroom to the sloping ceilings in the bedroom make this a Spanish gem.

For pricing and availability, visit the airbnb website

Dear Hotel

Calle gran vía 80, Gran Vía

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This hotel is arguably one of the cutest spots to choose for your stay in Madrid. Dear Hotel is a sleek establishment with many perks, one of them being its location. Gran Vía is a busy street with some of the best shopping in Madrid.

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The building features a rooftop pool, bar, and restaurant with incredible views of the downtown scene. They offer good food, drinks, and a great atmosphere. This hotel has a consistent style that will make you feel right at home.

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Pictured above is the suite, which has a beautiful king-sized canopy bed and a peaceful terrace of its own. The room rates start from around 150 euros for a Deluxe, but there are several options for larger rooms, including a Deluxe Triple with three beds.

For pricing and availability, visit dearhotelmadrid.com

The Principal Madrid

Calle del Marqués de Valdeiglesias 1, Centro

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If you are looking for an upscale experience, this might be the one for you. The Principal Hotel is an elegant hotel situated in front of the most photographed view in Madrid.

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At the top, you’ll find the restaurant, Ático, an indoor-outdoor bar, and even a lounging space for soaking up the sun. There’s nothing not to love about this five-star experience. At this location, you’ll have access to the most prestigious views of the city.

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There are several relaxing places to spend your time at The Principal Hotel. The sixth floor holds the terrace with a fountain and space to take photos with the picturesque skyline, while the seventh floor hosts the restaurant and bar.

Ático is prepared by double Michelin star possessor, chef Ramón Freixa, who crafts informal cuisine with a sophisticated twist. The seventh floor promises signature gastronomy and mixology, and the entire establishment offers an experience you surely will not forget.

Note that with enhanced luxury comes a higher cost. The Principal Madrid Hotel is priced upwards of 200 euros. Still, it might be worth the splurge for a few Spanish nights de lujo. 

For pricing and availability, visit The Principal Madrid Hotel website

L&H Latina

Calle Calatrava 17, La latina

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If you are interested in experiencing Madrid like the Madrileños, you might want to stay at the L&H Hotel located in the heart of La Latina. This is one of Madrid’s most culturally classic neighborhoods, and it has a lovely vibe.

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These hotel rooms almost feel like apartments, since they have a kitchen and a balcony. This is a recommendable choice for a longer stay. Of course, the Penthouse with Balcony is more luxurious than the Double room, but regardless of which  selection you make, you will find yourself in a homey space.

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As you can see, the white walls and minimalistic design will make you want to just curl up in bed. But, try to wake up at a reasonable time, as the L&H Hotel has many great activities around it, like the Sunday market, El Rastro, or the sophisticated bar/restaurant called Bipolar that’s just a few doors down.

For pricing and availability, visit The L&H WEbsite

ME Madrid Reina Victoria

PLaza de santa ana 14, Cortes

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Part of the Melia group of 350 hotels in 40 countries, ME Madrid might be a place that you visit during your trip even if you’re not staying there. The top floor showcases an expansive rooftop bar where you’ll feel like you and your companions have your own private lounge.

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If this intricate drinking space isn’t cool enough for you, check out the view on the way up the elevator. Huge colorful pieces line the room exteriors, making for a unique sight from your hotel window.

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And this artistic element isn’t the only funky part about this hotel. The rooftop also has a lively vibe thanks to the DJ-hosted rooftop parties, in-house gym, spa and beauty center. Clearly, guests of this hotel have a fun time, so you probably would too.

For pricing and availability, visit the me madrid website

Gran Vía Luxury Apartment

Calle del caballero de Gracia, Gran VíA

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Filled with black and white Lichtensteins and color changing wall to ceiling lights, this apartment couldn’t get any groovier. Oh wait, it can. The luxury room has an amazing black tiled bathroom with a huge jacuzzi for a romantic night or even just for some relaxation.

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Another great feature of this apartment by 7Rooms7 is that it has a full kitchen, equipped with everything you need to make a nice dinner. Having a complete kitchen could add lots of value to your stay in Madrid. And after you’ve cooked something delicious, you can head out and see what there is to do on the busy streets outside.

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The apartment is located on Calle del Caballero de Gracia, just next to Gran Vía. This way, you can get the living experience of a local while still being seconds from the heart of the festivities.

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If you’re not already sold on this awesome space, consider the huge windows that allow you to step outside and enjoy the breeze and the Spanish skyline. This apartment is a fun place, unique to all the other options. The cherry on top is that the Gran Vía Luxury Apartment is very affordable.

For pricing and availability, visit the 7Rooms7 website

Hotel NH Collection Madrid Suecia

 Calle del Marqués de Casa Riera 4, Gran Vía

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If you’d like to be doing a lot of drinking during your stay in Madrid, this is the ideal place for you. One out the many cool aspects of this NH Collection Hotel is the two-story outdoor bar at the top and its famous pink velvet couches.

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The establishment also has a restaurant run by Chef Lluis Canadell and an additional Hemingway cocktail bar, so that you can enjoy both some Mediterranean food and a few classic drinks. Perhaps the most striking feature of this awe-inspiring hotel is the ceiling to carpet cheetah print that covers one corner of the red interior bar.

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This venue is packed with plenty of amenities like its convenient location, fitness room, and Brunch Sueco out in the open air at the very top, for morning recovery from the hotel’s two great cocktail bars. Brunch takes place every Sunday from 12:30 to 4, so go ahead and mark that in your calendar now.

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The abundance of activities that make this place so special make sense, given that this another five star hotel. Overall, this is one of those places where you could spend the whole week exploring different parts of the building. But, since it’s so nicely situated, you should definitely go out and see some sights as well.

For pricing and availability, visit NH Collection Madrid Suecia

With so many places to choose from, you’re destined to have a ball in Madrid. These assorted accommodations have a wide range of amenities and opportunities. Each one of them is a perfect place to get some rest and freshen up before hitting the streets of Madrid to explore the classic Spanish city.

While none of these options are ridiculously priced, the rates do vary depending on the establishment and which available room you purchase. Now that you’ve used this article to pinpoint your favorite one, head over to the individual website to plan out the details of your trip. And most importantly, disfruta a Madrid.